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Walter Ward

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hickman, Ky., with burial to follow in Cayce (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Hickman, 105 Wellington St., Hickman, KY 42050; or Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 6878 State Route 94 E, Fulton, KY 42041.
He was a 16-year-old high school student when he attended the St. Louis Cardinal tryout camp at Union City’s Turner Field in 1936. He signed with the Cardinals in 1937 and was sent to Monette, Mo. He then played for Union City Greyhounds in 1938 and signed with the Cincinnati Reds. He played minor league ball until he was inducted into the Army for World War II. The war cost him his best years. He played briefly for the Greyhounds again in 1946 before beginning a successful business career.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hickman, where he was in the choir, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving in World War II. He had been a salesman for Mills Morris Distributor in Memphis and was also the owner of Ward TV and Music Store in Union City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ima (Matthews) and William Artell Ward; two sons, Ronald L. Ward and Robert Ward; his brother; and his sister.
Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

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